Timeline for competition

Terms and Conditions

I certify that any work I submit, on behalf of myself, is wholly my unassisted work and is free of plagiarism from others or support or coaching or guidance from third parties. 

I accept that any breach of this undertaking will result in disqualification, the withdrawal of any Shortlist or Finalist status or Award and prize, and may at the Organisers’ complete discretion result in the publication of such disqualification on Car Design News and in other media.


Who is eligible?
CDN-GM-SGMW China Interactive Competition is open to students who are citizens of, and enrolled in a college or university-level design programme (either undergraduate or graduate) in, the People’s Republic of China.

Along with transportation and product design, entries from students studying fashion, textile and other design courses, as well as those studying design engineering and architecture, are encouraged.

Individuals not enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree course at a college or university are not eligible. 
To verify that entrants are bona fide students, the name, email address and contact telephone number for the head of department at the student’s college is required.

 Entrants may register only once. 
How to register for the competition

To register  click here. Please note registration must be completed in English. You must register before you can submit an entry.                                       
Incomplete entries or those which do not comply with the instructions on this website may be disqualified.

In order to allow international judges to assess the entries, all labelling of images and diagrams, and all statements in support of the entry, MUST BE in English.

By entering you are certifying that the work you submit is wholly your own. Plagiarism from a third party, or receiving the support or coaching or guidance of a third party, is strictly forbidden and will result in disqualification. In the case where the judges have included a disqualified entry on the Shortlist, as a Finalist or made an Award, these will be cancelled and withdrawn. The Organisers reserve the right to publicise such cancellation and withdrawal on Car Design News and other media.

Uploading and deadline
Students will upload their entries via the web site throughout the phases of the competition.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, completed projects will only be accepted by this method. All entries must be received by 24:00 Beijing time on the last day of each phase.


Preparing your entry
Entries must meet one of the briefs in order to be considered, and then be submitted to enter in one or more award categories.

Remember, presentation counts – entries that are presented professionally will have a clear advantage: explanatory information should be typewritten, and sketches should be clearly identified and explained. Judging will take into account your explanation and visual presentation of the design process, as well as the design itself.

Following the feedback from the mentors will increase your chances of being selected as a Finalist.

Legal information
Car Design News, the CDN-GM-SGMW China Interactive Competition and Ultima Media Ltd are collectively ‘the Organisers’.
The decision of the Organisers in any matter of judgement in this awards competition is final. This competition is governed by the law of the United Kingdom and all entrants accept this jurisdiction as part of their registration.

The Organisers retain the right to verify the identity and eligibility as well as all information pertaining to any individuals or groups who have entered the CDN-GM-SGMW China Interactive Competition, and to not award, amend or withdraw any prizes as a consequence.

Copyright information
The Organisers assume that all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant(s), with all rights granted therein, and are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.

The Organisers assume that all images provided with entries are free of copyright infringement and, if a third party is involved, that the entrant has secured permission for those image(s)to appear on www.cardesignnews.com, on other websites operated or controlled by the Organisers, and in print publications and materials published by the Organisers.

The Organisers reserve the right to amend or cancel the prizes of entrants where the copyright or authorship of third parties is infringed.

The Organisers will notify the winners directly at the Awards ceremony, or otherwise directly should the ceremony not be held. The shortlists and finalists will be notified by their names being posted on the Awards website.

Rights of ownership
Submissions remain the intellectual property of the entrants. However, by entering, all entrants agree to permit The Organisers to use their entries on websites or in print publications or in other print materials owned or operated by The Organisers or their successors in perpetuity and for any and all purposes, and further agree that The Organisers may make entries available to companies which sponsor the Awards for their internal company purposes only.
Entrants similarly agree to the use of their names and likenesses for purposes of advertising, trade show use and promotion in perpetuity and without compensation, unless prohibited by law.

No liability
No responsibility or liability will be accepted by the Organisers, their affiliates, subsidiaries, agents or representatives, or anyone connected to the Awards for:
lost, late, misdirected, illegible, or damaged entries or any other such events that may occur; or
technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, lost network connection or distorted or scrambled computer transmissions, human error, congestion on the internet or any website, late entries due to these causes or any combination thereof, or if for any reason computer programs are not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, and unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes that corrupt or affect registration or entries.

The Organisers reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the CDN-GM-SGMW China Interactive Competition at any time up to the completion of the Awards ceremony at their absolute discretion and without any liability whatsoever to any entrant or third party connected with the entries.